Author: Procurement

Announcing Bid Threshold Increases and Prequalification Process Changes

University Business Services has worked with Government Relations and other state entities including UConn Health, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and the Department of Administrative Services, to propose Bill SB1184 to increase to the State of Connecticut’s public bid thresholds and simplify the prequalification process for construction contractors.

Changes will be implemented on October 1, 2023.

For more details read the full announcement.

Job Post: Category Manager Procurement Specialist 2 (P5)

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The Category Manager (Procurement Specialist 2), is accountable for the oversight, management, and overall operational performance relating to an assigned group of commodities (i.e. Business Services or Information Technology) in support of the University community. This role is responsible for developing and implementing a robust strategy for all assigned categories. Activities include, thoroughly understanding the commodities for which this role is accountable, managing the University customer base, managing the supply base, ensuring the University’s needs are met at the best value and ensuring all applicable laws and policies are followed.

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HuskyBuy PCard Software Exception Process

In Fall 2022, to assist with guiding our end-user community in software purchasing and mitigating institutional risk, Procurement Services changed its PCard policy to allow software purchases by exception only.  As a follow-up to those initial changes, Procurement, in collaboration with the Information Security Office and University Privacy Officer, will be piloting an exception review and approval form in HuskyBuy, effective 7/12/2023. 

The streamlined review of PCard requested software and cloud purchases helps to ensure that the potential Supplier’s privacy and security policies and practices protect confidential University data. These changes help ensure that University PCard holders are considering the data security and privacy implications and potential risks of purchasing software and cloud services and that they receive support from Procurement, Information Security, and Privacy. Continue reading

Remote Shipping Guidelines

In March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University issued guidance on shipping various goods to employee residences in the State of Connecticut.  While the pandemic is over, the University is experiencing an increase in hybrid and fully remote working employees and faces additional challenges regarding the most efficient ways to procure goods for these employees.  This note outlines procedures for purchasing and distributing these goods in various scenarios.

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Microsoft Select Catalog Now Available

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To assist ITS with the distribution of Microsoft Select licenses, Procurement Services has launched a HuskyBuy catalog.  This catalog will allow staff to purchase select Microsoft software more efficiently, while ensuring ITS is notified and able to properly assist with support and installation.  For more information read these instructions https://kb.uconn.edu/space/IKB/26350747673.

FY24 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HB is now ready for submission of new requisitions and blanket PO requests for FY24. For Blanket Orders you can create a new requisition by copying an existing requisition of your FY23 PO. Review and update pertinent information including account, dollar amount, contract number if applicable, PO valid from and to dates.

Complete Instructions for preparing your FY24 Blanket Orders and Requisitions

HuskyBuy Tip! Update Your Ship to Address

At times you may want to update your ship to address for proper delivery of your goods. This guide will help you to change your ship to address and save a favorite address for future use.

Learn about Update Ship to Address and more from our HuskyBuy Training Job Aid Webpage.

After reading these topics and you still need assistance, please either call 860.486.2289 or email huskybuysupport@uconn.edu.

HuskyBuy Tip! Finalize Your PO Revision

When revising your purchase order, verify that the changes are reflected correctly in the PO. When you are done editing, go to the 3 Dot Actions Menu list at the top right of the PO, and select Finalize Revision from the list.

Learn about Purchase Order Amendments/Revisions and more from our HuskyBuy Training Job Aid Webpage.

After reading these topics and you still need assistance, please either call 860.486.2289 or email huskybuysupport@uconn.edu.